Articles of a treaty
made and concluded at Chippe-way-naung in the
State of Indiana, on the twenty-third day of September
in the year one thousand eight hundred and thirty-six,
between Abel C. Pepper commissioner on the part
of the United States, and the chiefs, warriors
and headmen of the Potawattamie Indians of the
The chiefs, warriors and headmen of the Potawattamies
of the Wabash hereby cede to the United States,
all the land belonging to the said tribe, in the
State of Indiana, and designated in the treaty
of 1832, (between Jonathan Jennings, John W. Davis
and Marks Crume,
commissioners of the United States, and the chiefs
and warriors of the Potawattimies of the State
of Indiana, and Michigan Territory) as reservations
for the use of the following bands viz.
For the band of Kin-krash, four sections
For the band of Che-chaw-kose, ten sections
For the band of Ash-kum and Wee-si-o-nas, sixteen
For the band of We-saw, four sections
For the band of Mo-ta, four sections
For the bands of Mi-no-quet, four sections 4 sec.
In consideration of the cession aforesaid the
United States stipulate to pay the above chiefs,
warriors and headmen of the Potawattimie nation
one dollar and twenty-five cents per acre or thirty-three
thousand six hundred dollars, (33,600) in specie,
on or before the first of May, in the year eighteen
hundred and thirty-seven.
The above-named chiefs, warriors and headmen
of the Potowattimies of the Wabash agree to remove
to the country west of the Mississippi river,
provided for the Potawattimie nation by the United
States within two years.
At the request of the above-named chiefs, warriors
and headmen of the Pottawattimies aforesaid, it
is stipulated that after the ratification of this
treaty, the United States shall appoint a commissioner
who shall be authorized to pay such debts of said
Wabash Potawattimies as may be proved to his satisfaction
to be just, to be deducted from the amount stipulated
in the 2d articles of this treaty.
The United States stipulated to provide for the
payment of the necessary expenses attending the
making and concluding this treaty.
This treaty shall be binding upon the parties
aforesaid from the date of its ratification by
the President and Senate of the United States.
In testimony whereof, the said Abel C. Pepper,
commissioner as aforesaid, and the said chiefs,
warriors, and head men of the Patawattamies of
the Wabash, have hereunto set their hands, the
day and year first above writte.
Abel C. Pepper, Commissioner,
Pash-po-ho, his x mark,
O-Koh-mause, his x mark,
Jo-weh, his x mark,
Mjo-quiss, his x mark,
We-wis-sah, his x mark,
Pe-pin-a-waw, his x mark,
No-taw-kah, his x mark,
Po-kah-gause, his x mark,
Nas-waw-ray, his x mark,
Ash-Kum, his x mark,
Ke-waw-nay, his x mark,
Mat-che-saw, his x mark,
Ne-boash, his x mark,
Mee-shawk, his x mark,
Che-kaw-me, his x mark,
Kaw-te-nose, his x mark,
Saw-waw-quett, his x mark,
W-daw-min, his x mark,
Kaw-we-saut, his x mark,
J. B. Duret, secretary.
E. O. Cicott,
I. P. Simonton, captain, First Regiment U. S.
Joseph Barron, interpreter,
Job B. Eldrige,
The above named chiefs acknowledge themselves
to be justly indebted to Hamilton and Comperet,
in the sum of eight hundred dollars, and request
that it may be paid and deducted from the consideration
named in the above treaty.